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Startup@Brown Connects Students With Startups

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Lots of computer science students have dreams of one day going to work for one of the giants of the tech world — Facebook, Google, Microsoft and the like. But not Krishna Aluru, a Brown senior. Those are great companies, he says, but they're just not the ...

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Sam Dooman, Caroline Malin-Mayor, And Bootstrap Provide Summer Enrichment For Local Students

Almost everyone who has had a summer break from school can understand the challenge of summer learning loss, in which students fail to retain concepts learned during a previous school year. This summer, some local kids avoided losing their recently-acquired math skills through a summer enrichment program offered by Bootstrap, a computer science literacy curriculum ...

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Seny Kamara Has Been Chosen As A Boston Global Forum Dukakis Fellow

Boston Global Forum has honored Associate Professor Seny Kamara of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) as an emerging thought leader and also given him a shared platform to continue his work on a global level by awarding him a Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellowship. Boston Global Forum is an independent organization founded ...

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Brown CS Students, Faculty, And Staff Attend The 2016 Tapia Conference

"Empowering" and "informational" are the first two words that undergraduate student Austin Peete of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) uses to describe the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. "Given the opportunity to interact with other URMs that have made, and are making, an impact in the field provided ...

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Jeff Huang And His TAs Expand CSCI 1300 With Workshops And Events Open To All Brown/RISD Students

Perhaps inspired by their course material (user experience design aims at improving the usability, accessibility, and enjoyment of using a product to increase user satisfaction), Assistant Professor Jeff Huang of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and the TAs for CSCI 1300 User Interfaces and User Experience have made significant changes to ...

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Introducing Mosaic+

by Nifemi Madarikan

“We strive to foster a sense of community for marginalized and underrepresented racial minority (URM) students within the computer science department. We will welcome more racial and ethnic minority students to computer science at Brown through a community they can easily relate to and learn from. We will launch Mosaic+ as a ...

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Bootstrap Readies 33 Teachers To Provide CS4RI This Fall

As reported last week, Bootstrap saw sold-out enrollment for its June 27-29 workshop, and now 33 local teachers (plus four from other states) are ready to go out and teach computer science as part of Governor Gina Raimondo's CS4RI initiative. Recently cited by the White House for its efforts to improve the inclusiveness, accessibility ...

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sarah.png Sarah Sachs, a recent Brown CS graduate, is the winner of a Distinguished Senior Thesis Prize. The award recognizes exemplary senior thesis projects by undergraduates across the University. “Sarah has done really impressive work, and accomplished a lot as an undergrad,” says her mentor Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb. “Her thesis describes her research in optimization algorithms ...

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The Thinking Behind Startup@Brown

by Valentin Perez ‘18

When I got to Brown as a freshman, I knew I wanted to dive right into the startup scene. Since I can remember, I’ve always loved creating things and working on projects with teams. I had come to the first Hack@Brown as a senior in high school and it ...

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Seny Kamara's Invited Talk On Encrypted Search At A Recent CCC Workshop Previews His Fall 2016 Teaching

Last month, Associate Professor Seny Kamara of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) delivered an invited talk ("Encrypted Search: From Theory to Practice") at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC)'s Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs workshop. Held in Washington, DC, the event was a "research visioning" workshop to imagine, discuss ...